Pearl Lake ice fishing contest winners


The Pearl Lake ice fishing contest took place Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, with proceeds going to the Lake

First place, game fish, Jamie Rosenberger

Second place, game fish, Ben Huro

Third place, game fish, Harvey Woods

First place, pan fish, Kayla Bloch

Farm animal rescue coming soon to Eden Valley area


Both Jeff and Charlene had always wanted to do animal rescue. Always. But then life happened.

They grew up not far from each other, and would have crossed paths hundreds of times, at the grocery store where he worked and her family shopped, at the pioneer days festivals they both attended, any number of activities. But they didn?Äôt meet until 2005 when they lived just seven houses away from each other.

Charlene?Äôs son Christopher was the best friend of Jeff?Äôs neighbor and they spent a lot of time in Jeff?Äôs garage. As a dutiful mom, Charlene came to check out who her kid was hanging out with. By then, Christopher was calling
him ?Äúuncle Jeff.?Äù Jeff asked her on a date, and Charlene very reluctantly agreed.

William Serbus, Kimball Tae Kwon Do?Äôs first Black Belt


Kimball Tae Kwon Do welcomes their first Black Belt, William Serbus. William received his black belt right before Christmas on Dec. 21, 2016, at Evolution Tae Kwon Do in St. Cloud. He and 27 other red belts from around Minnesota were tested by two 5th-Degree Masters. The test was three hours long. William trains with Kimball Tae Kwon Do under head instructor and gym owner, Mr. Matt Serbus, who is 2nd-degree Kukkiwon, 3rd-degree Moo Duk Kwan, and self defense certified. 

St. Anthony Parish Center dedicated Sunday

It?Äôs been four years in the making, but the new Parish Center at the Church of St. Anthony is finally complete. 

It began in January 2013 with the formation of a Building Committee. They were tasked with the conception of the project as well as fundraising and implementation. The Building Committee includes
Fr. Richard Gross, Fr. Jack Brunner, Fr. Jerome Naduvathaniyil, Derek Becker, Kevin Donnay, Tony Faber, Andy Hesse, Ronald Kramer, Joe Kuechle, Adam Teicher, Jessica Teicher, Dan Winter, Tammy Winter, and Ron Yanish.

Ehlinger in Super Bowl LI opening ceremony

Kimball alumnus Isaiah Ehlinger carried the U.S. Air Force flag in the multi-military Honor Guard for the opening ceremony for Super Bowl LI this past Sunday, Feb. 5, in Houston, Texas. He arrived there Thursday for rehearsals. Ehlinger is third from the right in the Honor Guard, standing at attention behind Luke Bryan as he…

Substitute teacher training available

People who want to teach but don?Äôt have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become certified as short-call substitute teachers under the Minnesota Limited, Short-Call Substitute program. A 4-year bachelor degree is required to qualify. Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that it has coordinated a two-day program Wednesday and…

A timely newspaper convention


The Minnesota Newspaper Association annual convention always takes place the end of January. This year marked the 150th such convention, and the timing seemed perfect.

At a time when all-out war has been declared on journalists and journalism, this was the perfect time for nearly 700 of us to gather together to be recharged, reinvigorated, and recommitted to our purpose.

The Thursday lunch speaker/entertainment was a group called ?ÄúFreedom Sings.?Äù I?Äôll admit, I was expecting something akin to ?ÄúUp With People,?Äù and I wasn?Äôt terribly enthused.  Boy, was I wrong.

Decknatel Earns Mopar ?ÄòTop Tech?Äô Award

A.M. Maus & Son technician Steve Decknatel was recently recognized as one of only 27 Mopar ?ÄúTop Tech?Äù award winners. Decknatel was selected from more than 25,000 eligible technician candidates across the FCA US LLC dealer network and was among the best and brightest FCA US LLC dealership technicians recognized during an awards ceremony held at historic Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich., Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA ?Äì Global, was on hand to help honor Decknatel and fellow elite technicians. The Mopar ?ÄúTop Tech?Äù program, introduced in 2014, recognizes elite-performing technicians in categories including Fixed First Visit (FFV) scores, dealership tenure and training achievements.

Mahlum honored with 2017 Breaking Barriers Award

Marcia Mahlum wasn?Äôt the first woman to compete on a certain team or run a certain race, but her contributions to athletics at the College of Saint Benedict have been equally as important.

This week, Mahlum, a 1996 CSB graduate who has worked at the school since 1997, is being honored for her work in women?Äôs promoting and improving women?Äôs athletics at CSB. As part of National Girls and Women in Sport Day, Mahlum is one of this year?Äôs Breaking Barriers award winners.

Mahlum will be honored at a ceremony at the Minnesota History Center at noon Wednesday,
Feb. 1, and will be recognized again at halftime of the Saint Benedict basketball team?Äôs game against St. Olaf at 7 p.m. that same night. The halftime ceremony will be one of many around the state as other leaders and champions of promoting women?Äôs athletics are honored.

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